City of Tahlequah, OK 111 S Cherokee
Tahlequah, OK 74464
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    Handlers Elden Graves and Todd Carnes have been and continue to train extensively with the dogs. Tedy is certified in narcotics detection and criminal apprehension. Duke is certified in narcotics detection and tracking. In March 2008 Major, a Belgium Malinois, joined the department. Major is trained in explosives and criminal apprehension. He was generously donated to the Tahlequah Police Department by Mike Best. The canines and their handlers continue to train extensively to be prepared for not only emergency situations but public relation activities. They visit the schools regularly and can be requested for public demonstrations.

    Through a contract with Tahlequah Public Schools and Woodall Schools, the K9 Units participate in educational programs, security for special events, and safety checks.

    Tahlequah K-9 Officer Elden Graves and Graves' partner, Tedy, a German shepherd, were chosen the Region 2 K-9 Team of the Year for 2008-'09.


Duke

Badge #: K-9-1
D.O.B.: 4/30/04
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Color: Chocolate
Sex: Male
Handler: Todd Carnes

    Trained/Certified In:

  • Narcotic Detection of:
    • Marijuana
    • Heroin
    • Cocaine
    • Methamphetamine
  • Tracking
  • Article Search
  • Building/Area Search

Tedy

Badge #: K-9-2
D.O.B.: 11/14/03
Breed: German Shepherd
Color: Sable
Sex: Male
Birth Place: Czech Republic
Handler: Elden Graves

    Trained/Certified In:

  • Narcotic Detection of:
    • Marijuana
    • Heroin
    • Cocaine
    • Methamphetamine
  • Tracking
  • Article Search
  • Building/Area Search
  • Criminal Apprehension
  • Handler Protection

Major

Badge #: K-9-3
D.O.B.: 4/30/04
Breed: Belgium Malinois
Color: Golden
Sex: Male
Handler: Elden Graves/Todd Carnes

    Trained/Certified In:

  • Explosive Detection of:
    • TNT
    • Simtex
    • Nitrate
    • C4
    • RDX
    • Black Powder
    • PETN
    • Smokeless Powder
  • Tracking
  • Trail
  • Article Search
  • Building/Area Search
  • Criminal Apprehension


Elden Graves

Todd Carnes

Certified By:
North American Police Working Dog Association
C.L.E.E.T.

Recently Attended:
Practical K9 Deployment Seminar:
CDS Detector Canine Team License
Basic K9 Decoy Tactics
Narcotics Detection
K9 Trauma Care
Criminal Interdiction for K9 Handlers
K9 Deployment from Helicopter